NHLBI Stops Enrollment in Study on Resuscitation Methods for Cardiac Arrest – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. The Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium is the largest clinical research network to study pre-hospital treatments for cardiac arrest – also called sudden cardiac death. Data was reviewed on approximately 11,500 study participants. Dr. George Sopko at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s Division of Cardiovascular Sciences summarizes the key results.
Dr. Sopko: It is not necessarily the timing of a given strategy, it is the immediate application of CPR.
Narrator: He adds that researchers found different CPR durations were equally successful, and a special device does not add benefit. For more information on this study and cardiac arrest, visit www.nhlbi.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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